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BB House / BAK Architects

01:00 - 5 January, 2013
BB House / BAK Architects, © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
  • Collaborators

    Nuria Jover, Diorella Fortunati
  • Site Area

    595.5 sqm
  • Area

    114.81 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

House in Higashiyama / Shin Ohori - General Design

01:00 - 5 January, 2013
House in Higashiyama / Shin Ohori - General Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Site area

    139.64 sqm
  • Built area

    83.69 sqm
  • Total floor area

    254.10 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

La Vorada Center for Seniors / taller 9s arquitectes

01:00 - 5 January, 2013
© Adrià Goula Sardà
© Adrià Goula Sardà

© Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà +19

Children’s Day Care Center In La Trintite / CAB Architects

01:00 - 5 January, 2013
© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Trinité, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Ranalli
  • Design Team

    Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
  • Architect Assistant

    Sophie Delage
  • Area

    1,287 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Aldo Amoretti +34

Vo Trong Nghia named Vietnamese Architect of the Year

19:00 - 4 January, 2013
Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa © Hiroyuki Oki
Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa © Hiroyuki Oki

By popular vote on the architectural website Ashui.com, Vo Trong Nghia has been announced as Vietnam’s Architect of the Year 2012. The Quang Binh native was awarded over two other nominees after a four day public vote.

A graduate of Japan’s Nagoya Institute of Technology class of 2002, Vo Trong Nghia leads an award-wining, self-titled practice known for its intricate bamboo and sustainable structures.

View a selection of his work after the break.

AIA President Mickey Jacob Urges Congress to Aid Sandy Relief

15:20 - 4 January, 2013
© Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick

In response an outrage that broke out amongst Democrats and Republicans, after House Speaker John Boehner failed to vote for Sandy relief before the end of the Congressional session two days ago, the House of Representatives have approved a $9.7 billion relief measure to aid flood victims of Hurricane Sandy. This is good news, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recently warned that it would soon run out of funding if no measures were taken. Senate approval is likely to come later in the day and a second congressional vote is scheduled to take place on January 15 for a larger $51 billion request.

Understanding the importance of issuing this federal support, AIA President Mickey Jacob has offer Congress three key objects for helping these communities recover.

Read AIA President Jacob’s letter to congress and his three objectives after the break…

North Brother Island School for Autistic Children / Ian M. Ellis & Frances Peterson

11:00 - 4 January, 2013
Courtesy of Ian M. Ellis & Frances Peterson
Courtesy of Ian M. Ellis & Frances Peterson

Designed by architecture students, Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson, their proposal for the North Brother Island School for Autistic Children in New York City aims to provide a necessary resource for the Bronx, which is heavily underserved in terms of school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The project is also designed with the intention that it will dissolve the negative stigma of the island, stabilize its naturalized growth as habitat for the birds, and introduce research and education programs to provide a cutting edge learning environment for the public, parents, and children. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clae Pop-up Shop / mode:lina architekci

03:00 - 4 January, 2013
Courtesy of mode:lina architekci
Courtesy of mode:lina architekci

Completed just last month, the Clae Pop-up Shop, designed by mode:lina architekci, is a shop for Clae footwear. Located at the Galeria Malta in Poznań, Poland, their challenge was to maximize the shopping experience using the lowest budget possible due to the shop’s temporality. To create this space, they picked worn out euro pallets used during KontenerART 2012. More images of the project can be viewed after the break.

Pharrell to Collaborate with Zaha Hadid

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
Courtesy of Great Spaces
Courtesy of Great Spaces

Hip-Hop artist Pharrell is used to collaborating with big names - Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and now? Zaha Hadid.

W House / IDIN Architects

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
W House / IDIN Architects, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nakornratchasima Thonburi Hospital, Nai Mueang, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Jeravej Hongsakul, Akeanan Janeium, Pongpop Narapanich
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Arena Office / CUAC Arquitectura

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Design Team

    Javier Castellano Pulido, Tomás García Píriz
  • Collaborator

    Francisco Puga Ortiz
  • Constructor

    Aguirre Obras y Construcciones S.L.
  • Promotor

    Arena Media Communications España S.A.
  • Installations

    Juan M. Fernández
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla +37

Eladio 13 / Biagioni - Pecorari Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
Eladio 13 / Biagioni - Pecorari Arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +20

  • Architects

    Gabriel Biagioni, Sergio Pecorari
  • Location

    Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Collaborators

    Matías Gabrielloni, Virginia Aranda
  • Area

    468 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Environmental Interpretation Centre in Flores Island - Azores / Ana Laura Vasconcelos

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
Environmental Interpretation Centre in Flores Island - Azores / Ana Laura Vasconcelos, © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal
  • Engineering

    Batiaçores, Lda
  • Structural

    eng. Helena Batista
  • Mechanical

    eng. João Paulo Veloso
  • Lightning

    eng. João Mota Vieira
  • Constructor

    Somague-Ediçor, Engenharia SA.
  • Cost

    € 1.000.000,00 euros
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
© Wan Soon Park
© Wan Soon Park
  • Architects

  • Location

    Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
  • Design Architect

    Heerim Architects and Planners
  • Executive Architect

    ARUP
  • Engineering

    EDSA
  • Client

    The Gale Company
  • Photographs

© Wan Soon Park © Wan Soon Park © Wan Soon Park © Wan Soon Park +38

House Heilbronn / k_m architektur

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
House Heilbronn / k_m architektur, © Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier

© Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier +28

The Indicator: The Responsibility of Beauty

00:00 - 4 January, 2013
©  “Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness.” –Stendhal. Steilneset Memorial by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeos. Photograph by Andrew Meredith.
© “Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness.” –Stendhal. Steilneset Memorial by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeos. Photograph by Andrew Meredith.

In his 2008 book, The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton argues that architecture has an extraordinary power when it comes to influencing who we are. In giving shape to our living environments, it plugs into our emotional existence. I would take it a step further and say that as we reside in architecture we so reside within ourselves, emplacing ourselves in both physical and psychological worlds. 

But this is by no means a new argument. As de Botton explains in his most recent collection of essays, Religion for Atheists, the Catholics and Protestants have been elaborating on this theme for centuries. The world around us has a profound impact on how we think, feel, and perceive. Without this underlying logic there could be no architecture. 

School in Tarragona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
School in Tarragona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, Courtesy of Batlle i Roig
Courtesy of Batlle i Roig

Courtesy of Batlle i Roig Courtesy of Batlle i Roig Courtesy of Batlle i Roig Courtesy of Batlle i Roig +24

  • Architects

    Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Iván Sánchez
  • Location

    Tarragona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Albert Gil, Oriol Vañó, Carla Cadavid, Matteo Lencioni
  • Area

    3555.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Batlle i Roig

Elementary School in Velká Chuchle / Grido

01:00 - 4 January, 2013
Elementary School in Velká Chuchle / Grido, © Tomáš Malý
© Tomáš Malý

© Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Velká Chuchle, Czech Republic
  • Design Team

    Peter Sticzay-Gromski, Juraj Kováč, Valérius Lalkovič
  • Area

    615.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs